2021 Geely Xingyue L launched in China, Volvo tech but cheaper than a Proton X70

Adrian Chia · May 25, 2021 11:23 PM

2021 Geely Xingyue L Launch

Following its official unveiling at the Shanghai Auto Show, the 2021 Geely Xingyue L is now officially on sale in China and it's priced very attractively. 

There are 4 variants of the Xingyue L available, and prices start from CNY 148k to CNY 188k which translates to RM 95k to 121k. This is the most expensive car in Geely’s lineup.

2021 Geely Xingyue L Exterior

Geely Model Pricing
  Price (CNY) Price (RM)
Geely Boyue 89,800 – 106,800 58,000 – 69,000
Geely HaoYue 103,600 – 139,600 66,900 – 90,200
Geely Boyue Pro 116,800 – 146,800 75,400 – 94,800
Geely XingYue 127,800 – 187,800 82,500 – 121,300
Geely XingYue L 148,000 – 188,000 95,600 – 121,400

What is the Geely Xingyue L?

While the regular Xingyue is a sporty SUV coupe, the Xingyue L is positioned to be Geely’s flagship SUV armed with the best luxury and technologies in Geely’s arsenal.

2021 Geely Xingyue L Exterior Design

Also based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform shared with the Volvo XC40 and Lynk & Co models, the Xingyue L is the largest car to be using this platform yet.

Size Comparison  
  Geely Xingyue L Geely Boyue Volvo XC60
Length (mm) 4,770 4,519 4,688
Width (mm) 1,895 1,831 1,902
Height (mm) 1,689 1,694 1,658
Wheelbase (mm) 2,845 2,670 2,865

Also read: New Lynk & Co 02 hatchback officially unveiled; Takes aim at VW Golf GTI

What engine is in the Geely Xingyue L?

2021 Geely Xingyue L Engine

All variants of the Xingyue L get the Volvo’s Drive-E 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine but paired with 2 transmission choices.

The lower output version is paired to a 7-speed wet dual-clutch transmission pushing out 217 PS and 325 Nm of torque.

2021 Geely Xingyue L Driving

It’s front-wheel drive only and allows the Xingyue L to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds with a claimed fuel consumption of 6.3L/100 km.

As for the more expensive models, it gets a more powerful tune of 238 PS and 350 Nm, paired to an Aisin sourced 8-speed automatic with all-wheel drive. Century sprint is dispatched in 7.7 seconds according to Geely.

2021 Geely Xingyue L Driving

What features does it have?

Highlights of the Xingyue L are on the interior where you’re greeted with dual-tone upholstery finished in leather and suede materials. On the dashboard, you’ll find a triple screen layout complete with the latest generation of GKUI operating system with 5G connectivity.

2021 Geely Xingyue L Interior Design

2021 Geely Xingyue L Interior Design

Geely claims that the Xingyue L is enabled with full firmware OTA (over the air) update which allows the car’s powertrain, infotainment, chassis, and ADAS to be upgraded over time.

Other cool stuff you’ll find include 10-speaker BOSE surround sound system, augmented reality heads-up display, panoramic sunroof, 72-colour ambient lighting, drive mode selector, and powered front seats.

2021 Geely Xingyue L Space

2021 Geely Xingyue L Boot Space

Besides equipped with Level 2 semi-autonomous driving feature, the Xingyue L has an automated Valet Function. Within a 200-metre area (up to 1 km distance), the Xingyue is able to find parking spots and park itself without a driver. You can also summon the Xingyue L from the parking spot to you if you’re within range.

2021 Geely Xingyue L Exterior Design

The Geely Xingyue L is the most luxurious and high-tech Geely model yet. Market reception in China towards this model is very positive as pre-order allocations are quickly snapped up. Given its price and features, it’s going to be another best-seller for Geely.

Editors Comment:

No, before you ask the Xingyue L will not be the “next Proton model” and Proton will not be able to rebadge this in the near future.

Why? Because this Xingyue L is way too advanced to be a Proton – CMA platform, Drive-E engine and 5G connectivity. At the present moment, Proton is unable to support the production and aftersales of a vehicle of this calibre.

 And you thought flying cars would be a reality? Let’s not kid ourselves.

Also read: 2020 Proton X70 CKD, here’s why the Geely Boyue Pro is not for Malaysia


Adrian Chia


Psychology graduate with over 4 years in the automotive industry, 3 in front of the camera. Occasionally seen at his family owned tyre shop. Will only buy cars that passes the big bottle test.

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